Monday, February 22, 2021


A Twist Writing Through Adversity by Tena Stetler


Well, this wasn’t the topic I’d planned for today.  But it is what it is.  I’m a very determined person, I plot my road ahead and follow my path.  Roadblocks do occasionally land in my way, I bulldoze a way around them and continue on.

2021 couldn’t get worse than 2020 could it? I never voiced those words until now. But February11, 2021 the COVID-19 possible UK variant  roadblock crashed in my path and was impassable. I’ve never been to the UK and this was not what I had in mind, either let me tell you! Talking about being knocked flat unable to get up or figure a work around. Luckily I’d finished the rough draft of my manuscript due the end of the month, however butt in chair with head held up for editing. Wasn't going to happen no matter how hard I tried!

What this experience has taught me is sometimes you just have to let the world roll over you for a few days. Get up brush yourself off and start again. You’re not a machine, but human. Hubby is the same way same date and diagnosis. He’s the second set of eyes for my manuscript after it's done. That didn’t happen either. After a trip to the ER a few days ago, today is day eleven and my butt IS in the chair and I am writing this post. Appetite is starting to return but food is still not my friend. The upside, weight loss is ongoing.  Yippee!

The month long promo planned for February/March is slower than anticipated, but I’m making it work with the help of friends. I’d ask you help with getting the word out on my sale of CHARM ME AGAIN. A blurb about it is below. 

A little about CHARM ME AGAIN on sale for 99¢ for a limited time.

For several months a Scottish Highland Ghost has haunted Daylan, in his personal life, his professional life and at his forge. Yet, being a talented warlock, he is no closer to discovering what the ghost wants or why he chose Daylan. A trip to his estranged sister’s home in Colorado may have unforeseen consequences especially when family history leads him to a shocking discovery.

As his attraction blooms for Josie, a yoga instructor in his sister’s studio, he realizes there may be more to Josie than he can imagine. When an ancient rogue Fae Warrior set on revenge kidnaps her in an attempt to claim her as his own, a devastating curse comes to light.

Daylan’s world spirals out of control as he searches for Josie. Can he break the age old curse to save her and their future, or will she be lost to him forever?

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 Next month I promise a sunnier post with odes to Spring and chirping birds. LOL

 Until then stay safe and wash your hands, mask up, wipe down your keyboard and mouse, and use hand sanitizer.  We're not out of the woods yet.  




Nancy Gideon said...

(((HUGS))) Tena! That's the fear all of us are living under. Even after getting my first vaccine shot, I'm holding my breath until the 2nd on March 5 and into the two weeks beyond. Don't try to push yourself, and celebrate those daily victories. Weight Loss, Yah! Not the route any of us would choose however. Great stronger and better!!

Diane Burton said...

Oh, Tena. I'm so glad you're getting better. That nasty bug is laying so many people low. Hugs to you and your husband. I admire your perseverance to get back in your chair and to your writing. You make a very good point. Sometimes we just have to accept obstacles and do what needs to be done. When it comes to our health, we have to take care of ourselves. So, take care of yourself and your husband, Tena. Writing comes second.

Maureen said...

Oh no, I'm glad to hear you're on the mend, and sorry to hear that you were both struck with the virus.
Great attitude- but don't forget to take care of yourself and don't overdo it- your readers will wait.

Abigail Owen said...

I am so, so sorry you're going through that Tena. So glad to hear you're on the mend. Scary!

Mary Morgan said...

Good to hear you're back in your writer's seat, Tena. Though please take care of yourself. Often, rest and more rest is the best medicine. Sending healing thoughts your way and to your hubby. xo

Kristal Harris said...

Glad you're feeling better. Hubby and I had it, and it was brutal. I had to build my writing time by one hour a day. It will be there tomorrow, so take the time you need to heal!

Jana Richards said...

Feel better soon, Tena!